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Ebooks for Comics

101 Outstanding Graphic Novels
The Art of Comics : A Philosophical Approach
Asian Comics
Autobiographical comics
Black Comics : Politics of Race and Representation
Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels: A History of Graphic Narratives
The Comic Book Film Adaptation
Comics as History, Comics as Literature
Contemporary Comics Storytelling
Critical Approaches to Comics
Hand of Fire : The Comics Art of Jack Kirby
Grant Morrison : Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics
The Narratology of Comic Art
The Origins of Comics : From William Hogarth to Winsor Mccay
Outside the box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists
The Comics of Joe Sacco : Journalism in a Visual World
Secret Identity Crisis : Comic Books and the Unmasking of Cold War America
Studying Comics and Graphic Novels
Superhero Comics
The Superhero Reader
Superhero Synergies : Comic Book Characters Go Digital
Wonder Woman Unbound : The Curious History of the World's Most Famous Heroine

Electronic Books (Ebooks)

Electronic books (Ebooks)

Ebooks are electronic versions of books.

The library subscribes to a number of ebook collections, of which the most useful for Comics are:

Practice makes perfect - where visual inspiration meets practical advice across the visual and creative disciplines. A trainer from Bloomsbury gives a demonstration on how to use Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts. This video with captions has a duration of 14 minutes.

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